“I turned on the jet engine at the right time” Seong-jae Lim, challenged to advance to the PO final for 5 consecutive years
Lim Seong-jae, the star of Korean men’s golf, stood at the final gateway to participate in the Tour Championship, the final round of the PGA Tour, where only the top 30 players of the season participate.
Lim Seong-jae (27th in the world), who has two wins on the PGA Tour, will participate in the BMW Championship (total prize money of 20 million dollars) in the second round of the playoffs (PO) held at Olympia Fields CC (par 70, 7366 yards) in Olympia Fields, Illinois, USA from the 17th. participate Through this tournament, where only the top 50 players in the FedEx Cup rankings, which summarized the results of the season, participated, winning a ticket for the PO Tour Championship, in which only the top 30 players will go up, is the top priority for Lim Seong-jae.
Im Seong-jae is 28th in the FedEx Cup rankings and celebrates the BMW Championship. Since 2019, when he won the Rookie of the Year title, Im Seong-jae, the first Korean player to set a record for entering the Tour Championship three times in a row, is looking to go beyond last year’s record extension and participate five times in a row this year.
The 28th place in the FedEx Cup is a position with ample room to rise to the top, but it is a close position that could push it out of the 30th place. Im Seong-jae must rank 30th in the FedEx Rankings to avoid being eliminated, and he must also achieve the best possible grades to stand in a slightly more advantageous position at the Tour Championship. In last year’s BMW Championship, four players outside the 30th place in the FedEx Cup dramatically won tickets to the Tour Championship. Four players in the top 30 failed to pass the hurdle.
Im Seong-jae has been on the rise lately, and rather raises expectations for the possibility of winning. After participating in the domestic tour in June and returning, Lim Seong-jae, who had been sluggish by consecutive cutouts at the PGA Championship and the US Open, tied for 14th at the Wyndham Championship in the last regular season, and tied for 4 strokes with the lead in the first round of PO last week. It rose to 6th place and returned to a clear upward trend.메이저사이트
Looking ahead to the BMW Championship, the PGA Tour website ranked Lim Seong-jae 12th out of 15 power rankings with a high probability of winning. “Lim Seong-jae, who had been out of breath for about two months, turned on the jet engine at the right time,” highly praised his potential after finishing in second place in the FedEx Cup last year.
The biggest point to watch is whether all four Korean players, including An Byeong-hun, who placed 38th in the FedEx Cup, can advance to the Tour Championship. In order for Ahn Byung-hun to advance to the final round, he needs to finish well in the top 10 in the BMW Championship and take into account the performance of his competitors. FedEx Cup 17th place Kim Si-woo and 18th place Kim Joo-hyung, who virtually solidified their advance to the final match, also scramble with strong determination to raise the rankings as much as possible.
2022 FedEx Cup champion Rory McIlroy (Northern Ireland), PO 1 runner-up Patrick Cantley, and world No. 1 Scottie Seffler (above USA) were ranked 1st to 3rd in the power rankings.